Apple iPhone 6s leaks continue pouring on us like a summer rain, and this latest one reveals that the iPhone 6s will likely include updated NFC hardware, fewer and more efficient chips, and new flash memory that may nonetheless remain at a 16GB minimum capacity.
First we talk about NFC hardware, the new NFC chip in the iPhone 6S is made by NXP and has the 66VP2 model number, said to be an upgrade over the NXP 65V10 NFC module in the iPhone 6. It is likely to add a secure element processor, reducing the need for a separate chip.
Apple also appears to be aggressively reducing the number of chips it’s using. One section of the board that previously had in excess of 10 components has been pared down to 3 main chips, simultaneously cutting the number of parts and increasing the power efficiency of the ones that remain.
Chip manufacturers that will retain their positions in the iPhone 6s are expected to be:
• Cirrus Logic for the audio chip
• Murata for the Wi-Fi module
• RFMD, Triquint, Avago and Skyworks for wireless power amplifiers
• Bosch and InvenSense accelerometer and gyroscope
Second one is it appears that Apple could launch its next iPhone in a 16GB starting capacity, serving as an option priced below higher 64GB and 128GB options. A picture of a leaked early device shows a Toshiba flash chip built on the 19nm process with 16GB of capacity.
iPhone users over the past few years have noted that a 16GB base storage capacity may no longer be large enough for most users. Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller recently noted that 16GB is still suitable for many users due to new cloud-based services like iCloud and Apple Music, in addition to iOS 9’s new app-slimming features.
At last we talk about a report from last month indicated that the new iPhones could be slightly thicker to accommodate the new panel for Force Touch. Now we are also learning that the iPhone 6s might be 0.13mm thicker than the iPhone 6s, a change related to the minimal added thickness for the Force Touch sensor. The 6S could also end up being 0.16mm taller than the current iPhone 6 and 0.13mm wider.